Xiaotao Ran conducts quantitative research on student persistence and completion in community college.
Ran is a PhD student in the economics and education program at Teachers College, Columbia University. She holds a BA in economics from Renmin University of China and an MA in economic policy analysis from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Prior to joining CCRC, Ran worked as quantitative research assistant at the Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research. Her research interests include the economic returns to higher education and quantitative research methods.